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Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare getting optional microtransactions


Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare will soon offer microtransactions in the game.    Revealed on, PopCap’s Brian Lindley revealed what’s on the horizon for the cooperative and competitive online shooter.

While Lindley says that there is more free content on the way, like the recently released Zomboss DLC, players will also have the ability to purchase in-game currency in the form of coins.

Players will be able to purchase coins starting next week

“Starting next week, players will be given the option to purchase coins from the Sticker Shop, which allows players the ability to access new packs and character content more quickly – all the same content that can be earned through regular gameplay. Now you have the choice to play your way; you can play to get new packs and content via earned coins in the game, or you can purchase coins to get more of the packs and content you want right away,” reads the post. 

You’ve got to hand it to EA on the way they handled the marketing and release of the game.  PopCap released what is a pretty good shooter, and delivered two months worth of free downloadable content.  It’s softened the blow for the additional microtransactions, which most games get criticized for.

So why do you think this is?  Let us know in the comments below.  Should more developers handle post-launch content like this in the future?

- This article was updated on:April 26th, 2014

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